Sunday, April 20, 2008

Hot Cocoa Jacket

The yarn for my Hot Cocoa Jacket (designed by Jordana Paige) arrived from Webs yesterday. YIPPPEEEE!!! I cast on last night and seem to be the first one on Ravelry to start this pattern. I'm quite excited to be knitting myself a sweater....the first one in decades! Of course, being the hot-blooded woman that I am, I won't be able to wear it indoors (I can barely stand a long sleeved t-shirt during the winter, let alone a sweater....this is unfortunate, but it's the way things are). I have held off on knitting myself a sweater for just this reason. But there were several times the past fall and winter when I was outside and I thought to myself "if I had a nice sweater, this would be a good day to wear it". So when I tried on this sweater at Threadbear last weekend, I knew I had found "the one".

You can see me wearing it here (nice shot of me with my eyes closed and a blurry hand, but just look how it gives me a WAIST!). The design is very flattering, and that is the thing that sold me. Of course the yarn (Rowan Cashsoft DK in the Lichen color) is really nice to knit with too. I'm going to love this project! (we'll think about assembly when the time comes...I don't want to spoil my enjoyment with such thoughts so early on).

Thanks, Jordana, for a great design! Thanks, Amy and Jillian, for another great book! Thanks Rob and Matt, for hosting the book launch party!

Wish me luck on getting it done by birthday/Rhinebeck time! (I think I can, I think I can, I think I can............)


ColorJoy LynnH said...

Wow, grrl, that sweater makes you look great. You will want to wear it even when it's warm so that you can look fab!


Anonymous said...

That's a very attractive sweater--you'll enjoy wearing it!

Kim said...

You'll get it done in time -- you're a very fast knitter. And if you need help putting it together, I hear Sharon A. likes to do seams... LOL

Sharon said...

Of course...I love seaming--NOT!

Diane said...

So glad you're knitting something for YOU! It'll be a great remembrance of 50 @ Rhinebeck. (How DID we get so OLD?!?

Love you!